Technology has given us musicians the freedom to record ourselves from home. Whether you're an aspiring artist trying to learn to record your music professionally, or new to the world of production looking for some expert ‘hands-on’ training to advance in the industry, my lessons can help you reach your goals.

PRICE

£45 / 60 minutes

As well as teaching the Rock School syllabus, I offer my own selection of three 10 x 1 hour lessons priced at £400. All courses are focused on improving your knowledge, skills and creative confidence in a relaxed and informal way in my home studio.

Music Production Course 1

This course is designed for beginners who want to learn the basics of the subject, using tailored examples to help understand the the DAW they are working in.

By the end of the 10 weeks you will have learned:

. How to set up your home studio effectively to produce professional recordings
. How to record a single vocal / instrument
. Gain staging
. Basic use of EQ and understanding of frequencies
. Basic use of compression
. Common used effects and why?
. Automation / Panning
. Basic audio editing
. Basic use of midi
. How to create a loop
. Different microphones and when to use them
. How to set up your session

Lessons will take place at my professional home studio on a one to one basis with full use of all equipment.

Music Production Course 2

This course is designed for producers who have covered Music Production Course 1 as well as those how have already acquired some basic levels of skill and knowledge in this field.

By the end of the 10 weeks you will have learned:

. How to record instruments / vocals with more than one microphone
. Stereo microphone techniques
. How to correct phase issues
. Further use of compression
. Further use of EQ
. Advanced midi skills
. Drum replacement / doubling parts
. How to comp audio
. How to use effects in a mix and why
. De-essing
. Side chaining
. Basic limiting
. Basic mixing skills

Lessons will take place at my professional home studio on a one to one basis with full use of all equipment.

Music Production Course 3

This course is designed for producers who have covered Music Production Courses 1 and 2 as well as those how have acquired high levels of skill and knowledge in this field.

By the end of the 10 weeks you will have learned:

. Advanced recording techniques
. How to use analogue gear in your studio to create enhance your music sonically
. How to tune vocals correctly
. How to work on large mixes in your DAW
. Advanced use of EQ
. Advanced use of compression
. The need for dynamic range meters and their uses
. Advanced mixing skills
. Aural skills to improve your mixes
. How to master you music

Lessons will take place at my professional home studio on a one to one basis with full use of all equipment.